Our top five picks for the next five days: arts and culture events in the Southwest.
form & concept / Santa Fe
Friday, January 29, 12-2 pm
Join exhibiting artists and gallery director Jordan Eddy for a discussion on Family Room, a group exhibition and immersive installation designed by a national consortium of LGBTQ+ artists and performers. In Family Room, a functional and modular living room featuring objects that were made, altered, or found examines queer domestic space and the chosen family. Via Zoom.
RedLine Contemporary Art Center / Denver
Friday, January 29, 6:30-8:30 pm
RedLine presents monthly virtual performances from Slam Nuba, an award-winning poetry organization that works to foster the creation and performance of poetry, cultivate literary activities, and engage the community. This month features Franklin Cruz, a queer Latin dancer and poet whose work encompasses self-love, immigration, culture, nature, and more.
Sundance Institute / Utah
January 28-February 3, 2021
Give your Netflix queue a break and tune into the Sundance Film Festival, which has gone virtual. Viewers can purchase single film tickets or the “Explorer Pass,” which gives you access to various series. Pictured here is the anticipated documentary film At the Ready from Texan director Maisie Crow. Set in a high school in El Paso, it follows students training to become police officers and Border Patrol agents while grappling with what that means for their community.
The Contemporary Austin / Austin
On view through August 15, 2021
In this recently-opened exhibition, Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts critiques notions of beauty, the body, race, and identity in contemporary society through the lens of Black children. The museum is open to in-person viewing, and there is also online programming including artwork images, video, and a book club that begins February 11.
Ellsworth Gallery / Santa Fe
On view through March 28, 2021
Ellsworth Gallery presents a look at artist Chaz John (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska/Mississippi Band Choctaw) and the making of his exhibition Manifest Destiny’s Child. It’s an entertaining, endearing, and beautifully filmed behind-the-scenes video, the type of “art-from-home” material we love to see.